The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in interview to TV channel NBC News suggested the intervention of us hackers in the presidential elections in the United States in 2016. Part of the interview was published on Friday, June 2nd.
“Hackers can be anywhere. They can be in Russia, in Asia, even in America, in Latin America. It could be hackers, by the way, in the United States, which are very skillfully and professionally moved the arrow on Russia. In the course of the political struggle they had, for whatever reasons, whether to release this information. They released her, referring to Russia. You can’t make it? I can,” Putin said.
June 1, the Russian leader expressed the opinion that the interference of hackers, in principle, could not affect the election results in any country. He stressed that Moscow “at the state level are not doing it and not going to do. On the contrary, we try to fight in the country.”
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. Appropriate approvals, in particular, contained in the published in January, declassified part of the report prepared by the Central intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency of the United States. It said that Vladimir Putin personally instructed to arrange a campaign to discredit the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and win the Republican Donald trump. Moscow and Washington deny all such accusations.
Later in the campaign in France on similar charges came from Paris. In particular, 13 Feb comrade Macron, the Secretary-General of the movement “Forward!” Richard Ferrand stated that their pre-election headquarters subjected to “hundreds and even thousands of electronic attacks emanating from the territory of Russia”. Later, the head of the French Agency for cybersecurity Guillaume Poupard said that his Department found no indication that the attacks during the presidential race, there were Russian hackers.